School waiting lists

Reception and Year 7 places starting in September 2019

In the first few weeks after offer day, there is some pupil movement and places may become available. You can ask to be added to a waiting list at any school in case a place becomes available.

We advise you to still accept the place you have been offered by contacting the school directly. Accepting the offer will not affect your position on any other waiting list. Refusing the offer may leave your child without a school place and you will have to reapply for an offer to be made.

Apply to go on a school’s Year 7 waiting list using our Year 7 waiting list form (WORD 96KB) and return the form to education.annual.cycle@leeds.gov.uk.

Apply to go on a school’s Reception waiting list or Year 3 at a Junior school using our Reception and Year 3 waiting list form (Word 100KB) External link and return the form to education.annual.cycle@leeds.gov.uk.

Waiting lists are held in order of the admission policy oversubscription criteria and not on a first come first served basis.

We will make the first allocations from waiting lists after the first cut off dates:

  • 15 March 2019 for secondary places
  • 2 May 2019 for primary places

Any vacancies are then filled on a weekly basis if a place becomes available.

If your child is top of the waiting list, the allocation will happen automatically and your lower preferences and any previous offers will be withdrawn. Please make sure you only stay on a waiting list where you are willing to move schools. This weekly re-allocation of any available places continues until the end of the summer holidays.

Waiting lists will be held until at least December 2019, with many schools holding waiting lists until July 2020. Please check the school’s admission policy to understand when the waiting list will close.

Please note you can add your child to a waiting list for a school that was not one of your original preferences.

Appeals

Appeal for a Year 7 place at a school that you applied for and were refused an offer of a place using our Year 7 appeal form (WORD 80KB) and return the form to education.appeals@leeds.gov.uk.

Appeal for a Reception place at a school that you applied for and were refused an offer of a place using our Reception appeal form (WORD 87KB) External link and return the form to education.annual.cycle@leeds.gov.uk.

Choosing a school outside the Leeds authority area

If you live in Leeds and wish to go on the waiting list for a school outside the Leeds authority area, please email education.annual.cycle@leeds.gov.uk and the relevant local authority with your waiting list request.

Choosing a Leeds school but you live in another local authority

If you live outside the Leeds local authority area and wish to go on the waiting list for a Leeds school, please email education.annual.cycle@leeds.gov.uk and your own local authority with your waiting list request.

Contact details for neighbouring authorities

Important dates
AuthorityContact details
Bradford schooladmissions@bradford.gov.uk
Kirklees pupiladmissions@kirklees.gov.uk
North Yorkshire schooladmissions@northyorks.gov.uk
Wakefield admissions@wakefield.gov.uk
East Riding of Yorkshire schooladmissions@eastriding.gov.uk

Factors affecting your place on the waiting list

Waiting lists are held in order of the admission policy oversubscription criteria and not on a first come first served basis. Your position on the waiting list will depend on which priority of the school admission policy you meet and who else is on the waiting list.

Coming off the waiting list

If you wish to remove your child from a school’s waiting list, please email education.annual.cycle@leeds.gov.uk.

Contact us

Email

Phone

0113 222 4414
(Weekdays, 9am to 5pm, except Wednesdays when we're open from 10am)

Post

Admissions
Leeds City Council
P.O. Box 837
Leeds
LS1 9PZ


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